Is this a male?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by calicosmurph, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. calicosmurph

    calicosmurph Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG]This silkie "Buttercup" is 9 months old. I've always thought it to be female. This morning out of nowhere I heard crowing. I have three other bantams two old English which no doubt are girls and a silver seabright. I'm not sure if it was the silkie or the seabright crowing. The seabright has a dark colored itty bitty comb...its not red. I'm hoping the crowing wasn't from this guy. I was really wanting it to be a girl. I removed it from the coop and put it inside and the crowing has stopped. What are your thoughts?
     
  2. calicosmurph

    calicosmurph Out Of The Brooder

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    A couple more shots of Buttercup. I could not get it to turn around for a side full bodied shot with my other hand on the camera. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    A photo of the Sebright would help. However, I'm thinking that your Silkie is the rooster. Silkies are notoriously hard to sex, and it is easy to think you have a hen when you really have a rooster. A crowing bird at this age is a rooster.
     
  4. calicosmurph

    calicosmurph Out Of The Brooder

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    I can try to get a photo of the sebright but her tiny comb is black and I had a golden the same time I got her and by 6 weeks his comb was big and bright red. Hers stayed tiny and turned black.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Then she probably is a pullet.

    Your silkie looks like a male.
     
  6. The Colonel

    The Colonel Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. The Colonel

    The Colonel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] this is a silkie hen. I uploaded a Google pic for you since I don't have a good one of my girls at the moment
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Buttercup is a rooster. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your Silkie is a cockerel, as hens rarely crow.
     
  10. calicosmurph

    calicosmurph Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's some photos of the seabright. She is also 9 months old.

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    My silver duckwing is with her here.

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